So, I took this picture with my usual trusty Nikon Coolpix S3000. My not-great-quality, lifesaver BFF of a camera. I was just messing around, taking pictures of the sunset outside, and taking pictures of various objects at various angles in my room.
As I reviewed the pictures after downloading them, this one struck me. It sort of reminds me of God’s creation of the sun and the moon and the stars – he’s placing the sun up there, among all those stars, to shine down on our world.
I didn’t even notice my little planet and star ceiling decorations in the photograph until a few minutes ago, really. My dad made those for me several years ago, when I was away at camp one summer and he redid my entire room as the solar system. I meant to take them down, several times, thinking they were a little childish. But I could never make myself actually do it. I’ve become a little bit attached to them. My dad’s a wonderful artist. He should be famous. He’s a house painter. In fact, he is so very good at painting houses (he can do pretty much anything anybody asks him to do, ever, and he’s trustworthy) that he’s come home on several occasions with gifts from his customers. Once, he came home with several expensive bottles of wine. Another time, someone gave him a loaf of sweetbread. Those are the two I can think of off the top of my head. Dad said the customer who’d given him the wine had been a gay man who thought my dad was cute. It cracked him up. He laughed about it for weeks.
Anyway, tell me what you think about this quick, experimental, bad-quality photo that happens to look very cool, in my opinion.
I love drawing with and taking pictures of those figures. They amuse me greatly; don’t ask why. Here’s another one I took, just for your amusement (try not to notice or mind my knee in the bottom right corner, and a glimpse of the floor in the bottom left):